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Updated on Dec 26, 2019. Posted on Jul 18, 2019

Every State Is Known For Having A Dessert Staple — Here's Yours

Every state has SOMETHING to claim!

We asked the BuzzFeed Community what dessert their state was known for, and the locals didn't disappoint with sharing their delicious results!

1. Alabama: Fried peach pies.

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"Alabama has to be fried peach pies."

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2. Alaska: Ice cream.

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"I was born in and grew up in Alaska. At one point, we consumed more ice cream per capita than any other state. We don't know why. We just really love ice cream."

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3. Arizona: Eegees.

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"Arizona: Eegees. It's an Italian ice slush dessert that you can only get in Tucson."

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Runner up: "For Arizona, it’s cactus candies. You can find them in every gift shop here."

lexihusted

4. Arkansas: Possum pie.

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"Arkansas is possum pie! Don’t get bowed up ‘cause of the name! The thick layer of whipped cream hides the delectable layers of chocolate pudding and rich cream cheese." —shelbyt4529a7420

5. California: Boysenberry pie.

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"A statewide dessert in California that most would know would be boysenberry pie."

mrsandman29

6. Colorado: Peach pie.

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"Peach pie made with palisade peaches is my favorite and very popular in Colorado."

chelle1989

7. Connecticut: Carvel ice cream.

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"Claiming Fudgie the Whale and Carvel ice cream cakes for Connecticut! Always been a tri-state thing, but they belong to us since they moved headquarters."

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8. Delaware: Strawberry pretzel salad.

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"Delaware: strawberry pretzel salad! Every birthday, graduation, anniversary — you name it, it’s served! I'd never heard of it until I moved here, and now I make it for my non-local friends!"

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9. Florida: Key lime pie.

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"Florida is definitely key lime pie."

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10. Georgia: Peach cobbler.

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"Georgia's dessert is peach cobbler!"

edithkateq

11. Hawaii: Haupia.

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"Haupia is our dessert from Hawaii. It's a refreshingly delicious coconut-flavored, all-white little cube. It has the consistency that's in between a jello square and creamy pudding depending on the recipe, but everyone knows the best ones are somewhere right in the middle."

carlim

12. Idaho: Potato ice cream.

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"The only acceptable dessert that Idaho should be known for is potato ice cream. Not real potato ice cream, just ice cream made to look like a baked potato."

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13. Illinois: Frozen custard.

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"Illinois is known for frozen custard."

cakegirl23

14. Indiana: Hoosier pie.

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"Hoosier pie is a three-ingredient pie that is sometimes known as sugar cream pie. It's the most popular and delicious hoosier treat in all of Indiana! It's creamy and sugary enough to make your taste buds happy. And yes, it is the secret to every hoosier’s sweet personality!" —marrokun

15. Iowa: Scotcharoos.

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"Iowa: Scotcharoos. They're Rice Krispies with peanut butter, sugar, and corn syrup topped with melted chocolate and butterscotch chips. Everything you need in a dessert!"

mackenzielynnek

16. Kansas: Peppernuts.

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"Kansas = peppernuts!"

saramae127

17. Kentucky: Derby pie.

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"Derby pie is Kentucky's dessert."

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18. Louisiana: Beignets.

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"Louisiana's dessert is beignets."

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Runner up: "Louisiana pralines! Chocolate pralines are my fave." —clairec27

19. Maine: Whoopie pies.

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"Whoopie pies! They’re absolutely a Maine staple."

mollysamson12

20. Maryland: Smith Island cake.

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"Maryland's dessert is Smith Island cake."

jsbsmith32

21. Massachusetts: Boston cream pie.

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"Boston cream pie in Massachusetts! I actually prefer Dunkin’ Donuts’ Boston Kreme donuts over Boston cream pie, but I’ll still never turn down a slice!" —lindsayt474f6eab2

22. Michigan: Bumpy cake.

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"Michigan = bumpy cake!"

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23. Minnesota: Lemon bars.

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"Minnesota is known for dessert bars! For instance, lemon bars or cookie bars."

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24. Mississippi: Mud pie.

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"Mississippi mud pie! It's chocolate cake with marshmallows, pecans, and chocolate icing."

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25. Missouri: Gooey butter cake.

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"Missouri is known for gooey butter cake. In St. Louis, you can find this super moist, comforting cake on special at restaurants or in grocery stores. It’s a staple." —kaitieh486c701a0

26. Montana: Huckleberry pie.

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"For Montana, it has to be huckleberry pie or ice cream!"

dreyaeger1998

27. Nebraska: Tin roof sundae.

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"Nebraska's dessert is the tin roof sundae. It’s a scoop of chocolate ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, then a scoop of vanilla ice cream with warm marshmallow cream. Finally, the whole sundae is topped with skin-on Spanish peanuts. They’re best when you get them in Potter, Nebraska, where they were first created."

alexandriagarlick

28. Nevada: Basque cake.

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"Basque cake is a delicious, yet simple custard filled cake that's well-known in Nevada!" —rachelem13

29. New Hampshire: Apple cider donuts.

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"New Hampshire's dessert is apple cider donuts."

kealeyg

30. New Jersey: Cannolis.

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"I know New Jersey is known for our salt water taffy, but let's face it — it's not a dessert. Instead, I think New Jersey's dessert should be cannolis because of scene in The Godfather: 'Leave the gun, take the cannolis,' which was memorably filmed in the New Jersey marshes along the Hudson River."

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31. New Mexico: Sopapillas.

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"New Mexico’s favorite dessert is sopapillas! They’re delicious, fried pillows that you eat with honey, and they taste like HEAVEN! I’ve never tasted heaven, but this is what I imagine it tastes like."

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32. New York: Cheesecake.

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"New York is known for our cheesecake! YUM!"

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33. North Carolina: Sweet potato pie.

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"North Carolina is known for sweet potato pie, as that's where the majority of sweet potatoes are grown and harvested."

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34. North Dakota: Caramel rolls.

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"North Dakota's favorite dessert is caramel rolls. You may think you've had a good caramel roll, and you may even think they're just a breakfast item, but you are wrong. North Dakota caramel rolls are at minimum six inches across, soft, and slightly chewy, oozing with cinnamon. They have so much caramel that they almost look like they've been piled high with frosting." —ndgal

35. Ohio: Buckeyes.

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"Ohio loves buckeyes."

pbruehler

36. Oklahoma: Fried pies.

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"Oklahoma's dessert is fried pies! Sooo good!"

klaraadad

37. Oregon: Marionberry pie.

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"Please don’t disrespect the state of Oregon and say donuts. Marionberry pie is the state’s dessert!"

vonbon16

Runner up: "Oregon's famous dessert is definitely Voodoo Doughnut donuts. Super popular and SO. GOOD."

kathleendent

38. Pennsylvania: Shoofly pies.

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"Pennsylvania's dessert has to be shoofly pies."

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39. Rhode Island: Zeppoles.

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"Rhode Island zeppoles. They're plate-sized circles of fried dough topped with powdered or regular sugar. Lines for our popular Iggy's Doughboy and Chowder House are wicked long, especially in the summer!"

erduran1307

40. South Carolina: Chess pie.

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"Chess pie belongs to South Carolina!"

palmettohomekali

41. South Dakota: Kuchen.

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"South Dakota's dessert is kuchen, a sweet dough that contains a fruit or custard filling."

krockin2000

42. Tennessee: Moon pies.

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"Tennessee is known for moon pies."

strangestangel79

43. Texas: Texas sheet cake.

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"Texas's dessert HAS be a Texas Sheet cake — with some Bluebell ice cream on the side!"

tritonequeen

44. Utah: Green Jell-O.

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"Utah is famous for green Jell-O. Or really any type of Jell-O."

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45. Vermont: Maple creemee.

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"Vermont is known for our iconic maple creemee. I mean, anything maple, but the creemee earns top billing!"

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46. Virginia: Pecan pie.

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"Virginia's known for pecan pie."

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47. Washington: Apple pie.

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"Washington loves apple pie! The best apples grow here, and they make killer pies."

notaglassoflemonade

48. West Virginia: Molasses cookies.

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"West Virginia's dessert has to be molasses cookies. They're so chewy and fragrant!" —erinl50

49. Wisconsin: Custard.

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"Wisconsin's favorite dessert is custard. The most famous is Culver’s, which is amazing, but the best is Kopp’s. Hands down."

jacquiu

Runner up: "Cream puffs! People travel from all over to come get one at the state fair every summer."

jacquiu

50. Wyoming: Huckleberry ice cream.

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"Wyoming's dessert is easily huckleberry ice cream." —e4ada6546c

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